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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Picture yourself in a New Career with Toray Plastics (America)
by findRI.com Staff

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Too Rich
by Jill Schlesinger

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Take a seat
by Jill Schlesinger

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Still Ahead
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
A New Year Tax Checklist
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10 Step Career Tune-Up
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Happy Fifth!
by Jill Schlesinger

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The Gift that Keeps on Giving
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Tsunami Relief Donations Give Taxpayers an Early Deduction
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The Fed is Talking…Are you Listening
by Jill Schlesinger

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Clever Ways to Get a Raise
Information provided by quintcareers.com

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
The IRS Publishes New Mileage Rates for 2005
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YOU'RE HIRED
Following Up: Planned Persistence Pays Off
by Tom Jack, Sponsored by Baldwin Recruiting & Consulting, LLC

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Resolution Solution
by Jill Schlesinger

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Beyond January
by Jill Schlesinger

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Resolutions We’d Like to See
by Jill Schlesinger

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Blame Alan!
by Jill Schlesinger

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Play Money
by Jill Schlesinger

HE SAID SHE SAID
Murphy re-elected as Speaker of the House
Press Release

PROFILE ON BUSINESS
Career Opportunities Come to Rhode Island
by findRI.com Staff

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Press vs. Price
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
A New Roth IRA Rule Benefits Seniors
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Carly’s Crash
by Jill Schlesinger

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
10 Portfolio Career Tips
Information provided by quintcarrers.com

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Procrasti-Nation
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Time to Check Your Withholding
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Budget Busters
by Jill Schlesinger

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Capacity Tenacity
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Don’t Overlook these Deductions Even if you don’t Itemize
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Groundhog Investing
by Jill Schlesinger

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New England’s on a Roll
by Jill Schlesinger

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Q and A
by Jill Schlesinger

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Tame or Lame
by Jill Schlesinger

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Breaking The Myths About Career Networking
Information provided by quintcarrers.com

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Our Oscars
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Simplify your life by organizing your tax records
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It’s So Bad That He Won’t Believe Us
by Jill Schlesinger

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The Fed’s REAL Intent
by Jill Schlesinger

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Corporate Evolution
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Did You Forget Your Refund Check
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Invest Well
by Jill Schlesinger

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Super Bowl Patrol
by Jill Schlesinger

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Year of the Rooster
by Jill Schlesinger

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Pisces Markets
by Jill Schlesinger

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Introduce Yourself Like You Mean It
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Pillow Talk
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
There’s Still Time to Cut Your 2004 Tax Bill
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Cash Re-hash
by Jill Schlesinger

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Six Tax Facts, Part 2
by Jill Schlesinger

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Ebbers and Flow of Corporate Greed
by Jill Schlesinger

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Content to Rent
by Jill Schlesinger

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Transcribe the Jive
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Be Aware of These Business Tax Credits
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There’s Two Sides of a Divorce
by Jill Schlesinger

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Six Tax Facts, Part 3
by Jill Schlesinger

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Measure at your Pleasure
by Jill Schlesinger

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Yield at these Yields
by Jill Schlesinger

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Job Interview Damage Control
Information provided by quintcarrers.com

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
There Are Tax Breaks for Seniors
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Six Tax Facts, Part 4
by Jill Schlesinger

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The Bottom Line on Ethics
by Jill Schlesinger

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A Pox on the S-Ox
by Jill Schlesinger

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What Do They Know
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Teachers Qualify for Special Tax Savings
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Martha’s Paid Dues
by Jill Schlesinger

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Debt Threat
by Jill Schlesinger

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Fools Rush In
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Sell Your Appreciated Investment Property Tax-Free
by Marco Capaldi, big1031.com

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Report Cards
by Jill Schlesinger

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Six Tax Facts Part 6
by Jill Schlesinger

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Anti-Globalization
by Jill Schlesinger

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Dinner Faux Pas
by Jill Schlesinger

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Small Sacrifices
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Medical Expenses - Don’t Overlook Health Insurance Premiums
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Before the Brink
by Jill Schlesinger

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Empty Promises
by Jill Schlesinger

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Twin Sins
by Jill Schlesinger

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Choosing a College Major: How to Chart Your Ideal Path
by Randall S. Hansen, PhD, quintcareers.com

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Filling the Bill
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Should You Be Making Estimated Tax Payments?
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Letter from London
by Jill Schlesinger

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Juiced
Jill Schlesinger

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Guess the Asset
by Jill Sclesinger

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Slow Down, You Move Too Fast
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
You Might Owe Taxes on Your Social Security Benefits
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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Safe at the Plate
by Jill Schlesinger

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Six Tax Facts, Part 5
by Jill Schlesinger

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VA-VA-VOOM
by Jill Schlesinger

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Why They Do What They Do
by Jill Schlesinger

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Can You Change Your Career After 40
Information provided by careercc.com

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One Week to Go
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
If You Can't File by April 15 Apply for an Extension
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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Precise About Advice
by Jill Schlesinger

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Miss Hummer’s Summer
by Jill Schlesinger

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Trimming Down
by Jill Schlesinger

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Are You or is Someone You Know a Workaholic?
by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D., quintcareers.com

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Go Figure
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
How Mortgage Points Affect Your Taxes
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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The Single Life
by Jill Schlesinger

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Attention to Pensions
by Jill Schlesinger

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Tiger Woods and Other Unexpected Events
by Jill Schlesinger

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Stag-Party
by Jill Schlesinger

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The Spender’s Cocktail
by Jill Schlesinger

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Investors Behaving Badly
by Jill Schlesinger

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Interviewing Tips
Information provided by quintcareers.com

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
How Mortgage Points Affect Your Taxes
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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The Dark Side of Investing
by Jill Schlesinger

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Men are from Mars…
by Jill Schlesinger

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Froth Defined
by Jill Schlesinger

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Mixed Emotions
by Jill Schlesinger

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Secrets to Gaining Headhunter's Attention
Information provided by quintcareers.com

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Reality Financial Planning
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Could the State Sales Tax Boost Your Itemized Deductions?
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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The Education Gap
by Jill Schlesinger

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Stealth Wealth
by Jill Schlesinger

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The Fed View: Looking Ahead, Looking Back
by Jill Schlesinger

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Menu Overload
by Jill Schlesinger

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In the Eye of the Beholder
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Work Related Education Expenses Can be Deductible
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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Here We Go Again…
by Jill Schlesinger

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Arthur’s Revenge
by Jill Schlesinger

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An Old Fashioned Notion
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Get Medical Insurance and Tax Savings Too
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Diagnosing the Doctor
by Jill Schlesinger

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When the Boss Goes, Should You?
by Jill Schlesinger

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10 vs. 2
by Jill Schlesinger

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Buffett Wrong?
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Is the Alternative Minimum Tax in Your Future?
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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Fed in a Box
by Jill Schlesinger

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Is I-O for You?
by Jill Schlesinger

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TomKat
by Jill Schlesinger

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Déjà vu All Over Again
by Jill Schlesinger

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Clear as Glass-Man
by Jill Schlesinger

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Building Your Brand: Tactics for Successful Career Branding
by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D., quintcareers.com

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A Strange Odor in the Air
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
First-time Homebuyer?
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Gentleman’s C
by Jill Schlesinger

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SPAM JAM
by Jill Schlesinger

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The Demise of One-stop Shopping
by Jill Schlesinger

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No, Non, Nee
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Maximize Your 2005 Retirement Savings
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Miffed Maestro
by Jill Schlesinger

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D-Day for Housing?
by Jill Schlesinger

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Boring is Better
by Jill Schlesinger

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Less Wealthy
by Jill Schlesinger

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Worry Less, Do More
by Jill Schlesinger

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Independence Day
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Save on your Taxes While you Save at the Pump
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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Lessons from London
by Jill Schlesinger

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The Real Bottom Line
by Jill Schlesinger

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Above Average Mack
by Jill Schlesinger

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Bernie Faces the Music
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Use the Summer Months to Update your Estate Plan
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PROFILE ON BUSINESS
Breaking The Rules
By Alan Rudolph

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Gored, Ignored and Bored
by Jill Schlesinger

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Tempus Fugit (Time Flies)
by Jill Schlesinger

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Debt Fret
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Standard or itemized: Know the difference
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All My Taxes, Continued
by Jill Schlesinger

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Portfolio CSI
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Now You Have Longer to Use It Before You Lose It
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Unethical and Dishonest
by Jill Schlesinger

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Lance, France and Finance
by Jill Schlesinger

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The Housing Boom is Dea
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
How to Correct a Mistake on Your Return
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Good News to Help Your Re-entry
by Jill Schlesinger

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Balancing Act
by Jill Schlesinger

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Grim Reminder
by Jill Schlesinger

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Sometimes it is Who You Know
Career Tip provided by resumania.com

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June Spending Spree
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Give Your Child a Job for the Summer
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Good Idea, Bad Execution
by Jill Schlesinger

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First Down, Federal Reserve
by Jill Schlesinger

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Lender Bender
by Jill Schlesinger

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When will we care?
by Jill Schlesinger

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Death to the Death Tax?
by Jill Schlesinger

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Lies Unearthed
by Jill Schlesinger

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Entertainment vs. Real Life
by Jill Schlesinger

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LTC TLC
by Jill Schlesinger

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Is That Really Saving?
by Jill Schlesinger

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Here Come the Bonds
by Jill Schlesinger

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Hindsight Bias
by Jill Schlesinger

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Housing, shopping, eating and drinking
by Jill Schlesinger

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Price Advice
by Jill Schlesinger

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More Housing Grousing
by Jill Schlesinger

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Short Memories
by Jill Schlesinger

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403 B-WARE
by Jill Schlesinger

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Inversion Immersion Over
by Jill Schlesinger

THE STERLING REPORT
No Slam Dunk
by Jill Schlesinger

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Back to School: Advanced Placement
by Jill Schlesinger

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
When You Marry, Don't Overlook the Paperwork
Information provided by cmjllp.com

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Fall Out
by Jill Schlesinger

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Three Critical Elements of a Successful Job Search
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TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Note the new standard mileage rates for the remainder of 2005
Information provided by cmjllp.com

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Prepare for college with a Section 529 plan
Information provided by cmjllp.com

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
It's time to review your 2005 tax situation
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What we REALLY need to fear
by Jill Schlesinger

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Breaking The Myths About Career Networking
Provided by quintcareers.com

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Hurricane Katrina tax relief is signed by President Bush
Information provided by cmjllp.com

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Avoid the Rollover Trap
Information provided by cmjllp.com

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
10 Sticky Job Interview Situations and How to Handle Them
by Katharine Hansen and Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D. quintcareers.com

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
It’s Time to Review Your Investments
Information provided by cmjllp.com

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Take the Mystery Out of Mileage Reimbursement
Information provided by cmjllp.com

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Changes are Coming for Hybrid Tax Breaks
Information provided by cmjllp.com

TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Business Gifts: Know the tax rules
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TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
What’s new for 2006
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TAX TIP OF THE WEEK
Don't Overlook These Miscellaneous Tax Deductions
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StrategicPoint of View
The Bottom Line on Ethics

March 30, 2005 - Two stories, two papers, two different messages. Yesterday’s New York Times front page highlighted the rise in corporate firings over ethical questions. The most recent examples are the Boeing chief who was forced to resign over an affair, the Wal-Mart exec who stepped down over questions on expense account expenses and the Bank of America’s dismissal of two senior investment bankers for acting on a tip to try to get in on a big merger.

The Times article focused its attention on Bank of America, perhaps because the third largest US bank has paid over $1 billion in fines for various regulatory and scandal-related infractions. In a statement, the bank said: "The environment in the financial services sector continues to evolve and in any environment we expect our associates to maintain the highest possible ethical standards in everything that they do."

That is certainly a lofty goal and one which is difficult to enforce. Usually, it is the responsibility of the corporate suite to instill into an organization a culture of regulatory and ethical compliance. That is why it seemed ironic to read an article in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal about Bank of America’s CEO, Kenneth Lewis.

According to a recent proxy filing with the SEC, Mr. Lewis was paid a total of $19.3 million in compensation---not bad for a guy who had to eat a lot of crow with the NASD, the SEC and various state regulators. In determining Mr. Lewis’ pay, the Bank of America compensation committee cited the successful $47 billion takeover of FleetBoston Financial as well as account growth in the Northeast.

Here is what the compensation committee was willing to overlook: over one billion dollars paid to settle cases related to Enron, WorldCom, the specialist scandal and the mutual fund timing scandal. Where does that factor into the evaluation of Mr. Lewis’ performance?

It’s easy to toss aside Bank of America marching soldiers to comply with "zero-tolerance" policies, but to what level of scrutiny should the CEO be held? At Bank of America, the answer seems clear.

The data referred to above was taken from sources believed to be reliable. StrategicPoint Investment Advisors has not verified such data and no representation or warranty, expressed or implied, is made by StrategicPoint Investment Advisors. For more financial information, visit www.strategicpoint.com.

 

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